Laurie Piña
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Obituary of Laurie Piña

Laurie Piña, 65, of Valley Cottage, NY, passed away on September 1, 2018.


A memorial service will be held at Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home in West Nyack, NY on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm


Laurie was born in NY, NY to William and Rose Ann Norwin on February 4, 1953.  For over 30 years she was a dedicated teacher at Rockland Community College.  However, her greatest joy was ensuring the happiness of all those around her.  Her contagious laughter and smile could light up any room and her kindness was extended to anyone with whom she crossed paths. 


Laurie is survived by her husband, Gerardo, daughter Mariel (partner Eva) and one surviving cat, Zurina.  She is also survived by her sister, Wendy (Wayne) Zeilner and brother, Mitchell (Joan) Norwin, niece, Alyssa and nephew, Kevin as well as cousin, Paul (Azalea/Jacob) Heyman.  Her sister-in-law and family (Maruja/Jose Antonio/Gerardo/Margarita) will also remember her.  She is preceded in death by her mother Rose Ann (Heyman) and father, William Norwin and uncle Richard (aunt Sulamita) Heyman as well as numerous cats (including Melibeo, Little Boy, Kiri and Malika), all whom were lucky to have her love.


In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Hi Tor Animal Shelter (, 65 Fireman’s Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970) or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research,, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797).